Lazarus Capital Partners is excited to launch our first sponsorship deal to give our community of clients an association with one of Sydney Harbour’s most traditional and exciting sporting championship. We are pleased to announce The Lazarus Capital Partners 18 ft Skiff Racing Team enters the 2020-2021 Australian Championships in which is the highest level of skiff sailing. The Lazarus Capital Partners Racing Team is our contribution to a historical and prestigious institution in Australia – an endeavour which we invite our stakeholders to share in our successes and be a part of.
The 18ft Skiff
The 18ft skiff is considered the fastest class of sailing skiffs. The class has a long history beginning with races on Sydney Harbour, Australia in 1892 and later in New Zealand. Comprising of Helmsman Lachlan Steel, Sheethand Jerome Watts and Bowman Matt Doyle, the team will be racing against a fleet of Olympic and national sailing champions in a variety of yachting classes. The 18ft skiff racing provides spectators both on the water and along the harbour foreshores with the world’s most spectacular carbon fibre racing.
The 18-footers have raced on Sydney Harbour for over 120 years. They evolved from heavy wooden boats with a crew of 15 to the 3-person carbon fibre speed machines of today. The peak of their popularity was in the early 1920s and 1930s when thousands came out to watch the racing. It was as big as cricket or football is today. Those boats took a unique set of skills to manage. They carried ridiculous amounts of sail. Crew were ballast constantly working to keep the boat upright. One stray puff, or rogue wave, or miscalculation and it was all over for the afternoon. Click here for more information on the Sydney Flying Squadron’s 18-footer history.
Junior Rugby League
Lazarus Capital Partners supports its local community by sponsoring and supporting the development of junior rugby league. We support dynamic and progressive junior clubs with strong values to support the development of rugby league and the wider community. Lazarus Capital Partners seeks to make a positive impact through our investments and to strengthen the communities in which we live and work.
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